ITS Labs & Classrooms - Connecting to V-Lab from Mac

The following steps provide an overview of how to connect a Mac computer to V-Lab (Remote Software Access).

Before logging in to V-Lab, ensure that Microsoft Remote Desktop is installed on the device.

If it is not installed, visit the App Store and download the newest version. 
(Please Note: older versions of Remote Desktop will not work properly.) 

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Be prepared to enter your computer password and approve any permissions/access needed for the application.

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Visit the V-Lab site at and log in to the Remote Resources software service. 

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Click on the application you would like to open and download the file. 

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Open Microsoft Remote Desktop, click the configure wheel and choose "Import from RDP file."
Import RDP file

Choose the RDP file you downloaded.
Choose RDP File

Click the pencil icon for edit on the new RDP connection option.
Edit Connection

Choose the "Folders" tab and click the pencil icon for editing to add a shared folder between your computer and the remote computer.
Add Folder

Choose the folder you want V-Lab to have access to - Documents, Downloads, Desktop, etc.  

Choose Folder

Double click your new connection and enter your username and password, enter "campus\eid" as the username and then enter your password. Click Continue.

If you need further assistance accessing V-Lab on your device, please visit our V-Lab web page at 
or contact the ITS Help Desk at or (618)650-5500. 

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Owner:Jacob F.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-12-11 12:38 CDTUpdated:2022-07-12 11:39 CDT
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